The Most Relaxing Spa Breaks in Manchester, UK

Add a bit of relaxation to your Manchester trip at one of the city's spas
Add a bit of relaxation to your Manchester trip at one of the city's spas | © Mark Waugh / Alamy Stock Photo
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22 October 2020

Sometimes you just need to relax, and where better to recoup and rejuvenate than in the comfort and luxury of a spa? Take a break from pounding the pavements, step away from all of the culture that’s surrounding you in Manchester and enjoy an afternoon of unwinding as you are preened and pampered in one of the many city-centre spas.

QMS Skin Spa at the Lowry Hotel

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The very first UK spa to feature the award-winning QMS Medicosmetics Skincare and Spa Treatment Collection, the Lowry Hotel has a huge focus on rejuvenation alongside relaxation. Featuring six treatment rooms, a sauna, a gym and a relaxation area, the spa offers a wide range of massages, facials and body treatments that all utilise QMS Medicosmetics. The Signature Treatment focuses on halting the signs of ageing with Collagen Rejuvenation, Skin Cell Renewal and Pure Oxygen facials.
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Harmony and Serenity Spa

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Inside the Macdonald Hotel, you’ll find this luxurious spa offering half-day, full-day and weekend retreats to refresh and rejuvenate. Alongside the array of facials, massages and wraps on offer, the spa also offers specialist treatments including hot stone massages and Indian head massages. There’s also a luxurious thermal suite with a hot rock sauna, infra-red sauna, sensation shower, ice igloo, eucalyptus steam room and heated loungers available to use at an extra charge.
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The Rena Spa at the Midland

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One of the top luxury spas in the UK, the Rena Spa at the Midland is the ultimate indulgent relaxation experience in the city. Alongside the usual facials and massages, you can enjoy signature treatments like an Espa body wrap. There are also four calming thermal experiences for those who wish to extend their day. Spa days can be combined with dinner in the restaurant or an overnight stay to create the perfect gift for a special occasion.
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Spa Satori

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If you’d prefer a more relaxed environment away from luxurious hotels, Spa Satori is located in the heart of Manchester’s hipster neighbourhood. Offering a variety of treatments for both men and women, the spa focuses on beauty treatments such as facials, waxing and brows alongside a variety of massages, holistic treatments, acupuncture and detoxing procedures. Opt for their Ultimate Stress Relief massage if your day-to-day life has left you feeling tense and exhausted.

Bali Health Lounge

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Located in the heart of the city centre, this award-winning day spa is renowned for its warm and welcoming atmosphere. Holistic massages, facials and healing therapies are the order of the day, fusing traditional methods with more contemporary practices. A rejuvenation lounge offers the perfect place to rest between treatments with soothing lighting and relaxing music. Exercise recovery and pregnancy treatments are also available.
These recommendations were updated on October 22, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.